TAKEOUT TIPS TO TAKE OUT STRESS
Takeout and delivery are taking on an entirely new meaning these days. Restaurants that never imagined a bustling takeout business are now counting on their staff and business to make the pivot. So, we compiled helpful tips and tricks for unique executions that can make your day-to-day a little smoother.
How about giving your customers a kit of everything they’d need to make a great burger, one of your signature cocktails and even a decadent dessert at home? With some clever packaging, ingredients only you can offer and a quick preparation how-to, you can give them an at-home version of their favorite dine-in experience. You might also consider throwing in essentials that are currently in limited supply like some paper towels or a roll of toilet paper for that extra special touch.
Trim your menu
Limiting your menu to the tried-and-true items that you know travel well is a great way to ensure consistent executions. If there are specialties you’re known for, keep those available or offer smart variations, to keep the experience unique without sacrificing quality or letting your costs get out of control. Customers will appreciate tastes of what they know you for and will ensure they come back when they’re able.
Family meals and date nights
When it comes to groups or couples, offering a family-style meal allows you to sell larger quantities in a single order. Not only will it give couples and families something to bond over if they’re trying something new, it adds to the excitement of ordering out that goes way past the expected. Think about packaging sauces and other add-ons in separate containers so each member of the family can customize their meal. You can even try adding a new or LTO sauce or other side to the order and ask them what they think!